Too Many Awesome Things To Do

Well, friends, if you’re interested in the continuing saga of my sewing project, I have cut out two pieces of my shirt. That was a few weeks ago. I was hoping to at least be able to report that I’d cut all pieces out, or, even more optimistically, had at least gotten the sewing machine out, but alas.

In fact, I keep coming up with new awesome and fun things I want to do, but…I’ve come to a realization. I’ve been spreading myself too thin. Too many projects, too many things to do. This is a bad habit of mine, especially recently. I think it comes down to having less time in which to do things these days. Back when I was young and beautiful, I could meander home from work, get in a couple hours of something fun, throw together something for dinner, and then spend a couple more hours doing something fun.

And weekends! Glorious weekends!

But now I have responsibilities and weird work schedules and work that has to be done at home around everything else, and if I get 15 minutes of project time a day it’s a good day, at least right now. And I get frustrated and try to stuff more in to catch up, and then I get more frustrated because yet more things aren’t getting done.

It’s a vicious cycle, my friends. I am grumpy and stressed, and that’s no way to live.

Do you have this problem too? Constant stress and disappointment? These projects are supposed to be fun!

I’ve decided to put my foot down. I’m limiting the amount of things I can put on my daily to-do list. If something doesn’t fit, well, it can go on the next day. I wonder if I’ll be more productive in the long run because I’ll be more focused and less stressed.

Or maybe it’ll be for naught, but it doesn’t hurt to try, right?

Stretcthed too thin? Any tips on re-centering and lowering stress levels?

One Comment:

  1. I so feel you on this. I’ve been going through the same thing, except the things to do are just important stuff like deadlines and organization and exercise and…you get the idea. Limiting the amount of things on your to-do list sounds like a great idea.

    As for me…I just try to take it one day at a time.

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